Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sculptural Felt International - exhibition in Horst, the Netherlands

Sometimes I am so busy with all kinds of things, that I do find the time to go to exhibitions and museums, but don't have time to post about it here. So that's why I show some of my photos of this exhibition just a few months later. The artwork is of such a high quality that it deserves to be shown and it's worth a visit. So, if you happen to be in Australia, you can still see this great exhibition.

I visited the Sculptural Felt International exhibition last april at Museum De Kantfabriek in Horst, the Netherlands. Here is a short impression. 


The exhibition is now in Australia: 
6th of June - 18th of July 2015 at Tamworth Regional Gallery, Australia;
5th of September - 29th of November 2015 at Wollongong Art Gallery, Australia.

More information about Sculptural Felt International and the artists: www.alligt.nl/sculptural-felt-international.html




Marjolein Dallinga makes object based upon feelings, thoughts and dreams. The sculptures are the movement from fiber to felt. I love her work. Her objects seem to grow in nature. There's so much to see.
Marjolein Dallinga, Canada.
Marjolein Dallinga, Canada.


Stephanie Metz explores how humans manipulate life forms. She makes fantasy objects that seem real, like the skull of a teddy bear.
Stephanie Metz, USA. 
Stephanie Metz, USA. 


Chung-Im Kim makes reliefs of industrial felt with digital techniques. All pieces are hand sewn together and the loose threads are not eliminated. The tapestries are intriguing to look at because of the shapes and relief.
Chung-Im Kim, Canada. 
Chung-Im Kim, Canada.
Chung-Im Kim, Canada.


Anita Larkin combines felt with modern discarded objects. Her sculptures refer to human interaction and miscommunication. At first glance, the objects may look funny, but they can evoke many thoughts and emotions. "Cradle" I really like: a kind of pelvic bone and a baseball glove create together a safe cradle.

Anita Larkin, Australia. "Pivot", 2014
Anita Larkin, Australia. "Pivot", 2014
Anita Larkin, Australia. "Cradle", 2014


Kitty Korver has worked as a ceramist and that is reflected in her work. She makes clean scale forms of felt, from which she cuts graphic shapes that are filled with needle felt. These are powerful objects that are beautiful both in a group and separately.
Kitty Korver, the Netherlands. 
Kitty Korver, the Netherlands. 
Kitty Korver, the Netherlands. 
Kitty Korver, the Netherlands. 
Kitty Korver, the Netherlands.


Rebecca Howdeshell applies texture and dimension to industrial felt by machine embroidery. She associates her work with archeology: it looks like bone prints. They also could be maps of towns, rivers or landscapes. The stitching of the felt is a nice mixture of felting and quilting.
Rebecca Howdeshell, USA.
Rebecca Howdeshell, USA. 
Rebecca Howdeshell, USA.


Jantine Koppert uses industrial felt to create images that have a positive influence in living areas, because of their color and sound-deadening properties. Her work is inspired by nature. This large object in red and blue seems to dance through the room, I find it very cheerful.  
Jantine Koppert, the Netherlands.
"The Essentials I & II", 2014
Jantine Koppert, the Netherlands.
"The Essentials I & II", 2014

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